Show Title - Short Xen Update From JWP
In the Tilts 507 Rus came on as the Xen project manager. Had a lot to say about Xen but not about how xen is funded in the linux foundation by who.
In the course of preparing for the podcast I learned that is not easy to see who gives money to the linux foundation. But Oracle is on the board directors along with all the major players in the IT space.
I also learned weather it is type 1 or type 2 hypervisor it is not clear as it used to be. At work I do not get very many requests for anything but ESX, HyperV or KVM in that order. Once in a while a Xen or Oracle VM comes up. This might change with the open stack a bit but I am not sure.
A good start to look at it is here: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/cloud/library/cl-hypervisorcompare/
A better view of the real state of type 1 vs type 2 is here
With x2go you can access your desktop using another computer -- that means both LAN and internet connections. The transmission is done using the ssh protocol, so it is encrypted. By using the free nx libraries from NoMachine, a very acceptable performance in both speed and responsiveness is achieved. Even an ISDN connection runs smoothly.
This makes it is possible to connect your laptop to any computer with the environment, applications, and performance of the remote desktop. It is also possible to have a bunch of computers connected to a single server (terminal-server, thin-client).
Clients are available for Linux (Qt4), Windows, and Mac. The latter two can be downloaded directly as binary from the x2go homepage.
In todays long over due show we interview out very own presenter JWP and listen to his talk given at OggCamp11.
In today's show JWP tries calling in a live over the UK call in number UK: +44-203-432-5879 (The US number +1-206-203-5729) and tells us of a CC-BY-SA cheat sheet written by FossWire.date - print or set the system date and time $ date Wed Mar 7 19:53:05 CET 2012 cal, ncal — displays a calendar and the date of Easter $ cal cal: setlocale: No such file or directory March 2012 Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 uptime - Tell how long the system has been running. uname - print system information $ uname -a Linux video 3.1.0-1-amd64 #1 SMP Tue Nov 29 13:47:12 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ cat /proc/cpuinfo | head -5 processor : 0 vendor_id : AuthenticAMD cpu family : 15 model : 44 model name : AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 2600+ $ cat /proc/meminfo | head -5 MemTotal: 1027176 kB MemFree: 111016 kB Buffers: 136104 kB Cached: 173992 kB SwapCached: 7964 kB du - estimate file space usage $ du -ch | tail -1 253M total df - report file system disk space usage $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sdd1 28G 22G 4.3G 84% / tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /lib/init/rw tmpfs 101M 632K 100M 1% /run udev 496M 0 496M 0% /dev tmpfs 201M 0 201M 0% /run/shm
In today's show JWP talks to us about portable applications.
In today's show we get proof that Klaatu lured another over to the dark side. So much so that JWP has gathered some resources for you on where you can get help on EMACS they are all on his site at http://jwp1.weeman.org/
In todays show JWP gives us the low down on the Intel Atom processor
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Intel Atom is the brand name for a line of ultra-low-voltage IA-32 and x86-64 CPUs (or microprocessors) from Intel, designed in 45 nm CMOS and used mainly in netbooks, nettops, embedded application ranging from health care to advanced robotics and Mobile Internet devices (MIDs). On December 21, 2009, Intel announced the next generation of Atom processors, including the N450, with total kit power consumption down 20%. Intel Atom processors are based on the Bonnell microarchitecture.
In today's show JWP talks to us about replacing some of his old amd boxes. He investigates what he can get for $250. He heads over to http://geeks.com for a P4 with HDMI out.
In today's show JWP returns with a look at emacs console.
Inspired by episode 769, JWP gives some feedback on Linux Outlaws 215 - Bitcoin Discussion
byobu is a script that launches GNU screen in the byobu configuration. This enables the display of system information and status notifications within two lines at the bottom of the screen session. It also enables multiple tabbed terminal sessions, accessible through simple keystrokes.
In this episode JWP discusses the negativity surrounding the Unity desktop.
JWP talks about Linux in the Enterprise Space espically in relation to ERP (Enterprise resource planning) software.
JWP Aurthor Nano is a lot like Pico which is included as the editor in pine. It uses the Control key to execute commands and is very easy to use. http://www.nano-editor.org/dist/v2.2/faq.html http://www.nano-editor.org/ Also be sure to donate to Wikipedia. Show notes at http://jwp5.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/what-is-nano/
Shownotes from http://jwp5.wordpress.com/2010/11/16/alternative-investing-and-how-the-internet-changes-the-game/
For My hacker Public Radio spot.
Recently, I had a chance to review about 30 years of my investing and savings.
Being a live long member of the save 10% club and having been debt free for a number years I thought I needed a review.
Having been in the military I had picked almost all the wrong kinds of things to invest in in the pre-internet era that one could think of.
A few years ago when Ron Paul was running for President.
I stumbled upon his web site.
Having shared many views with Mr. Paul and him being a small town doctor from Texas. I was very interested in what he invested in.
I read that he had about 50% of his assets in hard assets like Gold Coins and the rest T bills.
Of course he was debt free and owned his home and land out right as well.
I use Etrade and I am slowy moving the mistakes of the Army.
Its just hard to get in touch with folks that deal with paper.
The reason I like Etrade so much is that they show the total loss or gain each investment right away. No guessing you can see it.
You also pay as you go with them and it is very clear what you have to pay in total fee’s.
I like the treasury direct site as well.
But what really interested me.
Is what is coming. And this is the Hacker part of that really says wow.
I have been a user of pay pal for a long time.
I have a German and American account with them and find its a great way to move dollars to euros with out a lot of over the top fees.
Most people do not think about having two types of money but I assure you the dollar is not worth very much today vs. the Euro.
Which is great for American Jobs.
Being a Pay Pal user I a saw this Microplace site they have.
I used my pay pal ID and it worked.
There was no tricks or anything.
You make a small loan to women in south texas or coco farms in the islands and they really pay you back.
I have done it for a few years and it made feel a lot better about sharing my money and getting a fair return.
I also look into owning a share of Windmill or truck or locomotive but the incoming costs are pretty high. About 15K to starting in Germany to own a share of ship or locomotive. I like this because its a set investment a train that works in the Hamburg harbor and its there you can go and see it on your web cam and see it work. It pays back your entire principle over the 30 years of its life and it pays a share of the profit for that year. I have not found very many American investments like that. But have heard that some Oil trusts can do that. Can I have a web cam of it working would be a qualifying point for me.
Well enjoy and thank about it.
Keep it simple if you do save and watch fee’s.
The younger you start the easier it is.
And do not borrow money with credit cards or by car with credit or buy home unless you put 20% down.
Would be the only other advice.
I read book one time about wealthy barber and another about a guy who saved three years living expenses.
I used much from both.
The one that really changed my life was when I had the living expenses worked out.
It changed how I felt about my Boss and what I would be willing do a lot.
The spirit to take chance also came from that.
In any case I am off enjoy and be safe.
first I wanted to share my contact information.
and my rss feed to my show http://jwplinux.libsyn.com/rss
I wanted to talk about two places that really helped me in learning about the command line. Both do not run linux one runs net bsd and the other runs open vms. Both are so geeky you need to beat it away with a stick.
I use really often and have learned so much from the use of sdf public access unix system. It was first done up in 1987 and I really like it. I saw it once in Seatle it is great thing to view. If you liked the old compuserve you are going to love this place. Its free but if you donate I think 10 bucks you get a lot more out of it.
The second place is death row vms I did a pod cast with bev a while back and its agreat place to do unix. its based on open vms which if you can not love it you must hate cute kittens to. Bev has a lot compilers there which can save you so bucks.
Free raid storage at both places.
free email at both places
free IRC at both places#
A lot that geeks like at both places